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King's Lynn KES students get their chance to dress up for their high school prom




After disappointingly missing out on their chance to put on their finery, due to the pandemic, high school students from King Edward VII Academy, in Lynn, were able to meet up and dress up finally thanks to a group of mums organising a pre prom ceremony.

Organiser Leanne Long, along with other mums arranged a gathering at The Swan Inn, South Wootton so that memories could be recorded after the upheaval for the students during the pandemic.

Their special celebration started at 5.30pm at The Swan public house, after that the students were dropped off at 7pm at the school and they enjoyed their prom until 9.30pm.

KES students put on their best outfits for the end of year prom. MLNF-21IB07156
KES students put on their best outfits for the end of year prom. MLNF-21IB07156
KES students put on their best outfits for the end of year prom. MLNF-21IB07167
KES students put on their best outfits for the end of year prom. MLNF-21IB07167

Leanne, mum to one of the girls attending the prom, said:"We organised the pre prom to get photos of all our children together so that we had memories and some lovely family photos.

"All the mums and everyone turned up to make it a special occasion. The weather was superb, hot but not too hot and they all looked stunning.We arranged to meet at the pub as they have a garden so we could all be socially distanced outside"

KES students put on their best outfits for the end of year prom. MLNF-21IB07163
KES students put on their best outfits for the end of year prom. MLNF-21IB07163
KES students put on their best outfits for the end of year prom MLNF-21IB07159
KES students put on their best outfits for the end of year prom MLNF-21IB07159

With the weather being kind the students went from the Swan Pub to their prom where more special surprises were waiting.

Leanne said:"They were treated to a hog roast and all of them had a really lovely time. It was a perfect opportunity to have a celebration.

"We have watched our children grow up from nursery all the way through to KES and it is wonderful to see each other's kids grow up. They loved it, you can see in their faces how happy they are and now it's on to the next chapter."

KES students put on their best outfits for the end of year prom. MLNF-21IB07158
KES students put on their best outfits for the end of year prom. MLNF-21IB07158
KES students put on their best outfits for the end of year prom. MLNF-21IB07167
KES students put on their best outfits for the end of year prom. MLNF-21IB07167

She said KES headteacher Sarah Hartshorn is well regarded by the parents, knowing all the students by name and is good with the young people.

On Twitter, Mrs Hartshorn said: "Summer holidays are finally here for KES, prom for year 11's last night, great way to end a term. Rest up KES see you in September."

KES students put on their best outfits for the end of year prom. MLNF-21IB07165
KES students put on their best outfits for the end of year prom. MLNF-21IB07165
KES students put on their best outfits for the end of year prom. MLNF-21IB07162
KES students put on their best outfits for the end of year prom. MLNF-21IB07162


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